Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route

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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kilimanjaro Marangu Route, Tanzania
  • Ends Kilimanjaro Marangu Route, Tanzania
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Enjoy panoramic views on the summit of Uhuru Peak (5895m)
  • Be mesmerised by the sunrise over the Kenyan plains at Gilman's Point (5681m)
  • Trek to Mawenzi Tarn (4330m) situated in a cirque beneath the spires of Mawenzi
  • Journey to Second Cave (3450m) with superb views of Kibo
Starting and ending in Kilimanjaro Marangu Route, the "Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route" tour is a guided trekking trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Marangu, Rongai, Mawenzi Tarn Hut and 5 other destinations in Tanzania. "Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, meals and others.

Summit Africa's highest mountain via the scenic Rongai Route. The sight of the permanent snow capped peak of Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m), fondly known as Kili, provides a constant source of inspiration when viewed from the vast plains. It is also a natural focus for any fit trekker keen to summit the highest peak in Africa. While the ascent does not require any technical climbing, the trails are demanding and a sound level of fitness and an ability to acclimatise are essential prerequisites before attempting the summit. The Rongai Route begins in attractive farmland and delightful forest, with the opportunity for viewing black and white colobus monkey, and passes through several different climate zones, adding considerably to the interest of the trek while at the same time ensuring maximum acclimatisation. This route retains a sense of unspoilt wilderness and offers a different perspective on Kilimanjaro by approaching it from the north. From the alluring summit of Uhuru Peak (5895m), we will have amazing 360 degree views of the surrounding plains.
5 - Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 25 2019
5 - Excellent
“Great trek up to Uhuru Peak, Mt Kilimanjaro. Great leadership by our guide John and great support crew.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 09 2019
5 - Excellent
“I have recently booked a hike to the top of Kilimanjaro through World Expeditions. The booking experience was very straightforward and the communication could not have been better. I booked quite last minute and everything on their side was very clear and timely - which made it for a stress-free experience. Thanks for your professionalism! I think it is great that World Expeditions works with locals to fulfill their trip. I really enjoyed being able to connect with local communities and hear about the story of Tanzania. The atmosphere was safe and friendly, yet serious about the risks. Guide, assistant guides and porters/helpers were all extremely helpful and enhanced the experience from start to finish!”
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 20 2019
5 - Excellent
“In a part of the world where 'stuff happens', it was a pleasant surprise to find everything that World Expeditions organised arrived on time and met, or exceeded, expectations. Thanks a lot you and the local team in Tanzania.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 01 2018
5 - Excellent
“We had a challenging but rewarding trip with World Expeditions trekking in the snow to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro, Africas highest mountain. The guides we had were excellent and so too the meals and accommodation. We couldnt have had a better holiday: thank you WE!”
  • Day 1 : Join Marangu
  • Day 2 : Commence climb (2600m, 3-4 hrs)
  • Day 3 : Kikelewa Caves (3600m, 4-5 hrs)
  • Day 4 : Mawenzi Tarn (4330m, 3-4 hrs)
  • Day 5 : Walk to Kibo (4700m, 5-6 hrs)
  • Day 6 : Summit (5895m) and descend to Horombo Hut 11-15hrs
  • Day 7 : Descend to Marangu (approx 5-6 hours)
  • Day 8 : In Marangu, trip concludes
  • 2 nights in 3 star hotel in Marangu on a twinshare basis
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Experienced local mountain guides, cook and camp crew
  • 5 nights fully supported camping on a twinshare tent basis
  • Group camping equipment including tent (sleeping bag and mat not included - can be hired locally)
  • Park entrance fees valued at US$826
  • Emergency oxygen
  • Christmas and New Year supplement (please ask our staff for details of this small peak season surcharge)
  • International flights
  • Arrival or departure airport transfers if not taking the complimentary transfer to/from the airport
  • Sleeping bags and mats
  • Kit bag/hiking pack/soft duffle bag to store your main luggage that is carried by porters
  • Aerated and alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Airport and departure taxes.
  • Travel Insurance
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 29 December 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 29 December 2021, a deposit of 1500 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
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